Posts tagged ‘politics’
Let us pause and reflect upon Mr. Weiner.
I think, perhaps, we should memorialize him as the greatest of all politicos. After all, he just came out and admitted it. He’s a dick. I mean…
Something I want is a clearer understanding on the part of the public (not the deadheads supposedly representing us in Congress; I’ve made too many attempts) of what health care veterans nominally and normally get (the two are not the same). I want the same requirements as for safe driving; urinalysis for voting presence. Minimum presence requirements for Congress as a whole and for members. Absolute requirements on laws that they be presented to the public for voting rather than imposed (as many have been). That basically means there’s going to be another step before laws that haven’t been voted on going to the President–or they can go to the President and be approved–and damned well meet the approval of the voting public. There should be full and complete reports available on every Congress person, backed by actual Background Investigations (those are not done by computer; what is currently being called a BI is a petty and pitiful excuse for skimming through relatively few computer files and stamping “approved” where before a President stepped in it was a detective investigation, involving questioning of friends, family, associates and business acquaintances and checking into things like local police records and bank accounts); the same for the President. [That would be done during a voting process, not afterwards. Doing so afterwards is a transparent attempt to seize power and has often been used in various countries to foment revolution. Just as often, what has been found was entirely false. My recollection and estimation at the time was about 80% on each. [Yes, there were about a fifth of the cases where seizing power was the correct thing because of the way the election was run in the first place (a confirmation of power). My studies started with 19th century politics, basically, because before that the countries in Europe were for instance even smaller than now due to the absence of quick land communication or travel. Quick OR reliable, I should say; travel on land was quite perilous and pigeons were the fastest method of transferring information over a distance (now sit and think about that one for a long moment). The cases that are currently justifiable in ‘civilized’ (First World? whatever disgusting phrase; we’re all humans, some are richer than others; I think anyone who used ‘Third World’ should be boiled in oil) democratic nations seem relatively rare. And presidents (of various nations) get blamed for all sorts of things they could not possibly have done nor even for that matter known about. It is not a good idea to upset established order with the approval of authority. The logic happens to represent truth in this case.] Congress people after they are in office? certainly. In any situation where fraud can be involved it exists. We need to solve the prison and prisoners situation. A percentage of them are quite simply the same people who settled the West. And these are just the things I’ve been thinking about recently. Another large percentage of the homeless and the ones made criminals, by the way, are veterans. The police are very unhappy with people who don’t fit in because they don’t have protocols for them; they don’t fit in which means they are unpredictable. That means that the officer has to use his own protocol as modified from the way he has been trained. Now start looking at modern training and quit blaming individual policemen because this is too common to be ‘incidental’. It goes from coast to coast and North to South. And no, once again…the President just didn’t do it. He’s not one of the boys in blue. The Joint Chiefs issue orders that he never knows about except in worst-case situations. I’ve kept hoping for a startling young Democrat firebrand to arise knowing all these sorts of things.
It’s fascinating how many people believe in this stuff.
First of all, I think whoever wins the election it will be a disaster. The one thing the U.S. populace has shown over the years is an entire inability to adapt. This has a lot to do with manipulated news media (“Yellow Journalism”–the name stemming from the short lifetime of the paper first used for papers like The National Enquirer–with us now and ever, with ever more faces), sure. We’re also all sure it must be someone’s fault, just as long as it’s not our own.
I don’t buy Obama being born in Nigeria, and I didn’t buy stock from the Nigerian claiming to be his grandfather either. McCaine isn’t a complete idiot and he is a Vietnam vet–and he tests out sane, which is better than I do (veteran of only that war). Biden seems credible. As far as Palin goes, I still can’t quite believe that she isn’t just a fraud–a joke, although that’s punishable by a heavy fine and possible imprisonment.
Both will make most decisions on the advice of officeholders. The infrastructure holds the information. And anger the infrastructure and you lose a lot of the control. Give it up. I mean, really. One thing you can assume is that the first one who went to mud-slinging had the least to offer on his own in positive terms. Unfortunately, I’m afraid some buck-toothed inbred will be unable to take it if Mr. Obama does make it to the presidency. I’m also afraid of McCaine’s age, health and potential successor, because I wouldn’t want her running the neighborhood bar–personal opinion, mind. I’m sure she’s very good at things. Some things. I just wouldn’t guess what, both from inability and fear of being labeled a sexist. I would much rather see Paris Hilton as president, and that has absolutely nothing to do with anything but intelligence.
But each will bash the other. The Republicans are blaming the Democrats, who are apparently in power (in the Oval Office, no less–the power behind the throne? the puppet master? Svengali?) for the financial mess, which was being predicted by anyone above retarded because of the loosening of controls on loans to non-existence on Greenspan’s instructions. The Democrats, oddly enough, are saying a Republican was in office. Odd idea, that.
And no matter who wins the election, it will be their fault and it should have been fixed yesterday. Where would we be without edited news? But I believe. It’s the other guys’ fault.